German doctors urge vaccination as seven-day incidence hits record

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Germany has posted a record seven-day incidence of 497.1 coronavirus infections per 100,000 residents, the country’s national disease control agency reported on Saturday, although experts cautioned the real metric to watch was hospitalizations. This was the highest seven-day incidence figure since the start of the pandemic and compared to 470.6 a day earlier, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said in Berlin. The agency also reported 78,022 new infections within a 24-hour period, up from 55,889 infections a week ago. The agency on Friday said that 3.23 coronavirus patients per 100,000 inhabitants…

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